The folks over at NASA apod just put up an awesome galaxy collisions, simulations and observations video for the public. I made a little gif set to go along with the video which can be found here.
What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common.
Images Credit: NASA, ESA; Visualization: Frank Summers (STScI);
Simulation: Chris Mihos (CWRU) & Lars Hernquist (Harvard).
Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the other galaxy, and the galaxies may eventually merge to form a single larger galaxy.
Expansive das and dust clouds collide and trigger waves of star formation that complete even during the interaction process. Pictured above is a computer simulation of two large spiral galaxies colliding, interspersed with real still images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Our own Milky Way Galaxy has absorbed several smaller galaxies during its existence and is even projected to merge with the larger neighboring Andromeda galaxy in a few billion years.
why do bad movies happen to good actors
homestuck: a trailer
this isn’t super great but it was fun to put together!!!
i literally got goosebumps jfc
My goodness the voice acting here is increadible ;A;
/shakes and cries
do you ever just put your face into your hands and sob grossly because theyre alll 13
oh my god
GOOSEBUMPS AND TEARS
This is actually really good! I love it! :D
“I’m proud of you, son”
I cried ok
I CAN’T THE MOM LALONDE LINE KILLED ME
I’m just gonna reblog this for like the third time because it’s amazing.
The Mom and Dad part can bring you down to your knees goddamn it
The voices aren’t that great (aside from the parents and Lord English) but wow this is really well made.
OMG I CANT EVEN DESCRIBE THIS. MY HEART.